Saturday, May 27, 2017

Box tutorial - Perfect for Father's Day!

Here is my box tutorial as promised! 
If you missed me LIVE on Heartfelt Creations Facebook page you can watch it HERE.

As it's hard to write down measurements and listen at the same time
I thought I would put a quick written tutorial together too for you.

Step 1: Cut a piece of card 9 9/16" x 5 2/16" for the outer of the box.

Step 2: Score at 3 14/16" x 5 10/16" along the long side of the card.
As you can see in the picture above if you are using the Score Pal 
score along the line between the 3 3/4" and 4" lines and the one 
between the 5 1/2" and 5 3/4" lines.

Step 3: Cut the following pieces and adhere to the outer wrap of the box.
2 x card front for the box lid and base
1 x 5 2/16" 3 14/16" for the inner of the lid.
1 x 5 2/16" 3 14/16" for the back of the base.
1 x 5 2/16" x 1 3/4" for the outer side.
1 x 5 2/26" x 1 3/4" for the inner side.

Step 4: Cut a piece of card 6 3/4" x 8" to make the box and score at 1 3/4"
on all of the sides of the card. 

Step 5: Cut small triangles from the corners to create tabs as in the picture above.

Step 6: Fold along all the score lines and adhere the tabs to the sides to form the box and 
adhere to the outer wrap. TOP TIP: Place heavy things inside the box
while it is drying to ensure a firm and complete adhesion. 

Step 7: Cut the following pieces and adhere them to the box.
1 x 3 2/16 x 4 6/16 piece for the base of the box.
4 x 1 3/4" x 4 1/2" for the longer sides of the box.
4 x 5" x 1 3/4" for the shorter sides of the box.

TIP: When cutting the inner pieces cut them 1/16" shorter (1 mark on your cutting guide)
This will mean they fit better as the insides are just fractionally shorter.

TOP TIP: When adhering the shorter side pieces both inside and out
create an overlap for the side pieces to go over as in the pic above.
This will give you no gaps in your covering! Make sure 
you glue the shorter sides first! 

Step 8: To create the wrap around to hold the box closed cut a
12" x 1 1/2" piece of paper and three of the paper ribbons.

Step 9: Adhere the paper ribbons to the wrong side of the wrap around,
but leave an area unglued to the side that will come up around the box 
to add the magnet to later on.

Step 10: Cut two of the centres from the card fronts and glitter.
Adhere one to the wrap around strip (NOT the end that is left unglued)
and tape a magnet to the left hand side centrally.

Step 11: Adhere the other card front to the back of the other one.

Step 12: Place your wrap around so the card front piece sits over the 
one on the top of the box and wrap the paper around the box one side at a time.
Folding the paper as you go to ensure a snug fit. 

Step 13: Tape the magnet right side up so that they attract to the wrap around
piece of paper. A good way is to place it on the other magnet first and mark
on the wrap around where it needs to go. 
Adhere the rest of the wrap around papers together 

Step 14: Cut a sentiment from the paper pad.

Step 15: Make your flowers and leaves and glitter them and adhere them to your box wrap!
See how to make these flowers in this video HERE.

Here is another box  I made this time using the Everyday Heroes collection
and making it personalised by using photos! 

I made it in exactly the same way 
as above! I did cut out the centres of the card fronts and placed the 
photo's behind them to make them look like frames. 

TOP TIP: If you do this ink around the inside where you have cut to get rid 
of the white of the paper! On this one I used brown ink as it had a 
brown line where I was cutting.

The top of the box when you open it has another photo too on it! 
And I left the back of the wrap so words could be written on it.

I made a little pocket on the inside of the box and added some
journaling pieces from the paper pad and a sentiment.
To make the pocket cut a smaller piece in length and glue only on the 
left, right and bottom sides. 

I then decorated the front with Botanical Roses and a ticket from the paper pad.

The photo's are of my Grandfather, he would have loved this!
Both my Grandparents are still an inspiration to me not just in my crafting but in life too.
This personalised box would be perfect for Father's Day! 

Have lots of crafty fun! 


  1. So gorgeous! I just love these! Hugs, Robin

  2. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm gonna go try this. I'm hoping mine turns out half as nice as your beautiful creation. Your extremely talented. Have a wonderful day

  3. Just caught the Facebook post. This is beautiful. I can hardly wait to give it a try. Thank you for the meessurements and wonderful idea.


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